The Battle of Britain in the words of the pilots who won it. Written by award winning author Max Arthur, this is a compelling account of the Battle of Britain told by those who fought in it. After the fall of France in May 1940, the British Expeditionary Force was miraculously evacuated from Dunkirk. Britain now stood alone to face Hitler's inevitable invasion attempt. For the German army to be landed across the Channel, Hitler needed mastery of the skies - the RAF would have to be broken.
So every day, throughout the summer, German bombers pounded the RAF air bases in the southern counties. Greatly outnumbered by the Luftwaffe, the pilots of RAF Fighter Command scrambled as many as five times a day and civilians watched skies criss-crossed with the contrails from the constant dogfights between Spitfires and Me-109s. Britain's very freedom depended on the outcome of that summer's battle. Britain's air defences were badly battered and nearly broken, but against all odds'The Few', as they came to be known, bought Britain's freedom - many with their lives.
These are the personal accounts of the pilots who fought and survived that battle. We will not see their like again.
The book contains a mounted, Special Edition, bookplate, which has been personally signed by "Some of The Few". Wing Commander Wilf Sizer, DFC (flew Hurricanes with 213 Squadron). (flew Hurricanes with 501 Squadron). (flew Spitfires with 616 & 19 Squadrons). Wing Commander Tom Neil DFC, AFC.
(flew Hurricanes with 249 Squadron). (flew Hurricanes with 17 Squadron).Wing Commander Bob Doe, DSO, DFC. (flew Hurricanes with 238 Squadron & Spitfires with 234 Squadron).
The bookplate comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. The book has never been read and is in very good condition showing expected, normal shelf wear.The pages and nice and clean. The jacket cover is clean but has some minor creasing to the top edge and corner. The item "Max Arthur Last of The Few book signed by 6 RAF Battle of Britain Fighter pilots" is in sale since Friday, August 14, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Books".
The seller is "chinthey" and is located in Cambridgeshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.